There is a great sketch challenge this week at Merry Monday. I know Christmas cards come as a shock to some of you who are in the middle of summer! The whole idea is to create one Christmas card a week during the year….then you will have an assortment of cards ready for the holiday season. I also get to spend more attention to detail doing one card at a time, vs. producing cards in bulk. Here is the original sketch design-
I added a ton of texture to this card...most of which is not really noticeable in pictures. I used two embossing folders. The white background with blue dots is actually white cardstock embossed with a Dots folder and then I colored each dot with a Copic Sketch. I mimicked a fireplace by attaching my stocking to cardstock embossed with a brick pattern.
I added fun flock to my stocking top and bling to the snowflake pattern. I "tied" the stocking on with mini rick rack.
My stocking was cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. The cartridge includes the base stocking as well as layers to add on top. I only added the top layer as I wanted to show more of my snowflake pattern.
All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
S1110 Holiday Magic Stamp Set
Sentimental About Christmas Stamps by MFT
X7145B Believe Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2194 Sky Ink
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Dots Embossing Folder by PC
Tim Holtz Brick Folder by Sizzix
B12 Ice Blue Copic Sketch
Mini Rick Rack by Reasonable Ribbon
I have also entered this card in the following challenges:
Catered Crop - Rickrack
Glitter Geeks – Polka Dots
Hotshot Crafts - Die Cuts
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge-Stockings
One Stop Craft - Monochrome
Scrapbook Sisters - two colors
That Craft Place - Monochromatic
Winter Wonderland – Embossing
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